Friday, January 04, 2013

Bringing Back Memories



Starting out as a young graphic designer many years ago, I created art specific to letterpress, the printing process invented by Gutenberg over 500 years ago whereby ink is directly applied to paper via movable lead slugs, thus giving a dimensionality to a printed piece totally absent from the mass media publications we see every day generated by the ubiquitous offset printing process.  This lovely video of the printing of the now viral Holstee Manifesto poster, shows those who are too young to know, just how tactile and, in indirect fashion, jus how elegant this technology truly is. Enjoy.


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